The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) launched its fresh food financing initiative on Dec. 4, 2015, in Atlanta, Ga., in partnership with UpLift Solutions, a national nonprofit that serves as SHEC’s advisor to promote and support equity in the development of a Fresh Food Financing Fund. The Fund will provide access to capital for small community grocery stores and support bringing fresh food to underserved communities. Dr. Onyemaechi Nweke kicked off the media event on behalf of the Office of Minority Health, while Renee Frazier, CEO of the Common Table Health Alliance and former SHEC member, reminded everyone that “the need for an approach to address access to capital is key to eliminating food deserts in underserved communities.” Please click on the press release below to learn more.
Photo Caption - Dr. Onyemaechi Nweke of the Office of Minority Health and Renee Frazier, CEO of the Common Table Health Alliance, look on as Dr. Pamela Hull, co-chair of the SHEC, and Atif Bostic, executive director of UpLift Solutions, sign the memorandum of understanding establishing the Fresh Food Financing Fund.
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